20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kouvola
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Seattle

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Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head off the coast to Lehman and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning site .

Seattle, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Kotka. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 70°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday planner.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, examine the collection at Kouvola City Museum, then examine the collection at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, and finally trek along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kouvola road trip planning app .

Drive from Savonlinna to Kouvola in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Kouvola sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum ©
Kouvola Tube Radio Museum
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, have fun at Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kouvola to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere route tool .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

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Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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